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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas (left) with Israeli Health Minister and Meretz head Nitzan Horowitz at the Muqata in Ramallah, Oct. 3, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Meretz’s pilgrimage to Ramallah

If anything illustrates the farcical nature of the current makeup of the government in Jerusalem, it’s the parley in Ramallah on Sunday evening between Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and a delegation of Israel’s Meretz Party,...
U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.). Source: Andy Levin/Facebook.

Jewish Democrat introduces bill to make two-state solution US policy, condition aid to Israel

Jewish Democratic Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) is introducing legislation that would make a two-state solution official U.S. policy. Named the “Two-State Solution Act,” it states that “only the outcome of a two-state solution can both...
Germany’s representative to Ramallah Oliver Owcza with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh. Source: PA. Prime Minister's Office/Twitter.

Germany, Palestinian Authority sign $117 million cooperation agreement

Germany and the Palestinian Authority have signed a 100 million euro ($117 million) cooperation agreement that will see German investment in areas under P.A. control. The donation will finance “sustainable economic development in over the next...
Former President George W. Bush attends the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)

Biden should reiterate Bush policies he supported

The Biden administration has been repeating the mantra about supporting a two-state solution. So far, no one has produced a plan, which is good news since no U.S. plan has ever been adopted, and...
Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, July 5, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Abbas calls on Canada to ‘halt Israeli aggression’ against Palestinians

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called on Canada to “halt Israel’s aggressions” against Palestinians, reported Palestinian media. Speaking during a meeting in Ramallah with Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau, Abbas also expressed his...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City and the surroundings, including the Church of Dormition, from a rooftop in Jerusalem, Sept. 7, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Mideast Quartet discusses renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

The United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, also known as the Middle East Quartet, held a virtual meeting on Tuesday focusing on the possibility of reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. A...
U.S. President Biden on the campaign trail in Henderson, Nev., on Feb. 14, 2020. Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore.

Biden’s ‘Nine-Miles-Wide Plan’

The Biden administration reportedly intends to demand that Israel return to the nine-miles-wide pre-1967 armistice lines. Should we be surprised? How dangerous would that be? And what should American Jews do about it? According to...
U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken participates in a video teleconference with the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 22, 2021. Credit: State Department. Photo by Ron Przysucha/Public Domain.

Blinken stresses importance of two-state solution in call with Israeli counterpart

U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken stressed the importance of the two-state solution in a phone call on Monday with his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi. Blinken emphasized U.S. President Joe Biden’s belief that “the two-state...
A view of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem’s Arnona neighborhood, Feb. 24, 2018. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Senate votes 97-3 to keep US embassy in Jerusalem

The U.S. Senate voted late Thursday night in favor of an amendment to the COVID-19 budget resolution to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. The final tally was 97-3. The three opposing votes were Sens....
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) addresses the Women's March on NYC 2019. Credit: Flickr.

Ocasio-Cortez withdraws from event to commemorate Yitzhak Rabin

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has withdrawn from being a speaker at an upcoming Americans for Peace Now (APN) event memorializing Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister who was assassinated by a Jewish extremist almost...